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Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center

Cook County and City of Chicago National HIV Testing Day

CHICAGO –The STEP UP, GET TESTED: ChicaGO for 5K campaign, a collaboration of healthcare agencies, including the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Chicago Department of Public Health and other AIDS service organizations… [Read More]


Donate Life Month

June 10th-17th is Men’s Health Week

The Goal of Men’s Health Week: Think and Act Preventively! Men in the U.S. are living shorter lives than American women, with average life expectancy at 74.6 years vs. 79.6 years for women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Statistically,… [Read More]


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April is National Minority Health Month

In April, National Minority Health Month is commemorated by raising awareness about health disparities that persist, affecting racial and ethnic minorities. Health Disparities are the differences in rates of disease, health outcomes and access to healthcare found between different groups… [Read More]


Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, contributing to the increasing prevalence and costs of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke felt in communities all across the nation. The Food and Drug Administration recently revamped its food guidelines, focusing… [Read More]


Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month and the 2013 theme is: “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work.” Our health system social workers are often ‘behind the scenes’, working diligently to strengthen the social and medical… [Read More]


Pediatrics

Dr. Terry Mason Speaks On Heart Health for Kids

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7, 2013. Blacks represent about 14% of the U.S. population, but over 40% of the nation’s new HIV infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC). On this commemorative day,… [Read More]


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Go Red Day is Friday, February 1, 2013

CHICAGO-The Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) officials and staff are asking residents to join them in recognizing February 1, 2013 as “Wear Red Day” in honor of 2013 National Heart Health Month. All residents of Cook County are… [Read More]


Crains Chicago Business

Crain’s Checks in with Dr. Raju at City Club Chicago-CEO talks about selling health insurance

Dr. Ramanathan Raju wants Cook County hospital to get into the health insurance business, selling plans on a statewide health insurance exchange, a move he says could generate much-needed revenue. The ambitious proposal by the CEO of the Cook County… [Read More]


Flu Outbreak

Flu outbreak has patients packing area hospitals

January 10, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The growing flu outbreak has had a big impact on local hospitals struggling to handle all the flu patients. The emergency room is packed as it often is at Stroger Hospital. What is unusual is the high… [Read More]